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right? >> pretty much that's it for us. enjoy your day. your next local update 7:25. >> caption colorado, llc comments@captioncolorado.com good morning. the "occupy wall street" movement gets violent as hundreds of protesters clash with police while in atlanta downtown demonstrators are kicked out as police arrest more than 50 of them. we'll bring you the latest oon the confrontations. mother nature is packing a punch this morning. hurricane rina gaining strength as it heads towards cancun and possibly florida later this week. while in the rockies the first snow storm is pounding colorado. rick perry jump starts his flailing campaign with a proposal for a new flat tax. we'll get reaction from newt gingrich and hear what president obama makes of the gop race. >> i am going to wait until everybody's voted off the island. the first travelers on boeing's dreamliner land in hong
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kong, only three years behind schedule. so, was it worth the wait? we'll ask one of those passengers early this wednesday morning, october 26th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs and good morning. it is 7:00 a.m. on the west coast. welcome to "early show." i'm chris wragge. >> i'm erica hill. only a three-year delay. >> you have to feel horrible for the families waiting at the airport. >> we'll have more comedy. >> we're taking off. >> we will have more on that this morning. we do want to begin, though, with this growing crackdown on anti-rally protests around the country. john blackstone is there with the very latest this morning. >> good morning. >> here in oakland, metal
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barriers and riot squads now have closed off city hall plaza to anybody entering. this is where the "occupy oakland" camp was set up until yesterday morning when it was broken up by riot squads. overnight the demonstrators showed that they're not going away quietly. late tuesday, oakland police fired tear gas and what appeared to be a stun grenade and more than 1,000 demonstrators after repeated warnings and orders to disperse. >> must leave now. >> reporter: at least one demonstrator was injured after what appeared to be a tear gas canister crashed into his head. >> shot tear gas into the crowd. >> reporter: the massive crowd gathered to protest actions taken earlier in the day by authorities who arrested 85 people and forcibly dismantled the two-week-old occupy wall street camp near city hall. mayor jean that once backed the protest said it was necessary
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because of complaints about sanitation and safety. >> the issue is not whether or not we support the movement the issue is the safety of the people who are staying overnight. >> reporter: across the country, city governments are losing patience with the makeshift settlements inspired by new york's "occupy wall street" protest which has cost the city $5 million in police overtime. yet, a new cbs/"new york times" poll say 40% of americans agree with the movements while 27% disagree. in atlanta, police in riot gear many on motorcycles and horses waited until just after midnight to clear the encampment where protesters had stayed for nearly two weeks. nearly 50 were arrested. in dallas nearly two dozen protesters who spent the night in jail were freed tuesday after police arrested them for blocking a bank entrance as part of a demonstration. in chicago, there have been arrests and warnings but so far the campers in grant park have been allowed to remain.
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>> we have to let the politicians know this is the mood of the entire country. >> here in oakland, peace has returned to the streets this morning. but there's still a heavy police presence and demonstrators vow that the "occupy" protests haven't ended. >> john blackstone in oakland. here's chris. we're watching the weather this morning because the first major snow storm is blow in the rockies while hurricane rina is threatening mexico with 110 mile 110-mile-per-hour winds. first, let's check in with meteorologist jeff. where is hurricane rina right now and where is it headed? >> good morning, chris, good morning, everybody. located in the western part of the caribbean and right now headed towards cancun and cozumel. here are the latest stats as of the 8:00 advisory. winds are close to 80 miles per hour.
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it is moving very slowly to the west at around 3 miles an hour or so. here's the official forecast track from the national hurricane center. they make it a major hurricane, category 3 on a very slow track to the northwest, could be impacting cozumel and cancun seems likely some time during the day tomorrow with maybe 8 to 16 inches of rain and 5 to 7 feet of storm surge. after that the storm will take a turn towards the northeast and probably slow down because a lot of uncertainty as to exactly what is going to happen but the lower keys could see tropical storm conditions. right now expected to weaken and maybe take a track to the southeast as you can see on that official forecast. however, honestly this is a very uncertain forecast. this system could very well move as far north as ft. myers and maybe even affect ft. myers and ft. lauderdale as well. at this point, it's a wait and see to see how strong this system is when it approaches
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florida. >> jeff, thank you. meanwhile the denver area is waking up to an october snow storm. rick salinger of our denver station is in evergreen, colorado, with the latest on that situation. rick, good morning. >> good morning, chris. denver has skipped forward two seasons in just two days. on monday we had record high temperatures of 80 degrees. and now it's 50 degrees colder and this snow is coming down like crazy. let's measure it here where we are. we have about seven inches. but the prospect of a foot here maybe up to three feet in some parts of the mountains. this morning, the traffic and the commute has been very slow going. other problems include heavy snow on the trees, which still have their leaves causing branches to fall on power lines and outages affecting tens of thousands of people. schools have been closed and snow plows have been sent out
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throughout the area and delays at denver internationalator when we have them we get hit hard. it appears mother nature is playing trick or treat even before halloween. >> you have the snow jacket ready, it came in handy. thanks so much rick. here's erica. >> chris, thanks. want to turn now to politics. timothy geithner is out trying to sell the president's jobs plan which hasn't had much luck so far of getting through congress. nora o'donnell caught up with geithner on the road. she joins us this morning from raleigh, north carolina. >> good morning to you. let me tell you, we talked to the treasury secretary about this deep economic anxiety that is affecting this country and woo asked him, is the economy going to get better? when is it going to get better and when americans should re-elect a president?
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we met secretary geithner at corning. now the largest fiber optics manufacturer in the world and a company that is hiring. >> we're still a nation of great companies that are creating things. >> reporter: but even as the secretary promotes the president's jobs plan a new cbs news/"new york times" poll shows 80% of americans think the economy is getting worse or staying the same. >> the economy is just not growing fast enough. >> what do you expect unemployment will be on election day? >> depends on what washington does? >> will it likely be 9%? >> if they act on these proposals, growth will be stronger and unemployment more. if they don't act, we risk higher unemployment. >> are you just using this to blame republicans? >> no, the president is using that authority, but limits to what he can do and he cannot compensate for failure of congress to act. >> still the president's own record on jobs faces scrutiny.
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during his three years in office, unemployment has shot up nearly 17%. can the president get re-elected with 9% unemployment? >> he has a better strategy for helping heal the wounds of this country. >> the president today is also going to pretend there's a jobs plan but also this new plan to help with student loan debt to encourage more consolidation and lower interest rates on some of those loans, which could be relief for a lot of people. we should point out, too, norah, target a very specific voting bloc which is very important heading into this election. correct? >> this is the latest in the we can't wait proposals that the president has been outlining in the past three days. these executive actions. we heard monday of course about the refinance plan. yesterday was about helping veterans and today it's about helping students with student loan debt. you know student loan debt in this country surpasses credit card debt. so, this administration is going
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to announce some new rules to ease the burden on student loans and you're right, erica guess who that helps. recent college gradiates. young people helped propel president obama to victory and certainly a key demographic in 2012. >> thank you. on the other side of the aisle, republican presidential candidate rick perry has a plan for economic recovery. a flat tax. the texas governor hopes he's ss his sweeping new proposal will boost the polls. jan crawford is in washington this morning with more on that. good morning. >> good morning, erica. perry has taken a huge hit, like you said. he's gone from first place to fifth place and now he's getting aggressive and going on the offensive trying to get things back on track. trying to jump start his struggling campaign governor rick perry unveiled his much-awaited economic plan centered on tax reform. >> it reorders the way they do
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business in washington by reinventing the tax code. >> reporter: the plan includes a 20% flat tax but gives people the option of sticking with their current rate. social security reform by allowing younger workers to choose to put their income in private accounts. and raising the retirement age above 65 though leaving the details to congress. perry's rollout came as the latest cbs news poll shows his support plummeting among republican primary voters to 6%. putting the one-time frontrunner in the middle of the gop pack. contributing to his falling numbers is the loss of tea party support. once favored by 30% of tea party supporters, perry now garners only 7%. as he's dropped herman cain has sky rocketed with the tea party. aey cain now has 32% of their support up from 7% and leads the g gop field among republican voters.
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but perry has more than $15 million in his war chest, giving him plenty of ammunition to turn things around and be the viable option to mitt romney. perry's shaken up his national campaign staff and come out slugging in interviews. even suggesting he isn't sure president obama is an american citizen. despite the white house producing a birth certificate. >> it's a good issue to keep alive. >> reporter: in a press conference yesterday afternoon, perry said it was a distraction, but dodged questions on whether he thinks the president's birth certificate is legitimate. >> somebody wants to see my birth certificate, i'm happy to show it to them. >> in our cbs poll erica, most people were excited about herman cain enthusiastic and a majority of republicans don't like cain's 9-9-9 plan. they do like the idea of a flat tax. all of that could be good news for perry as he tries to get things going. >> i believe he is now the third
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amongst that field he's proposal some sort of a flat tax. jan crawford in washington this morning, thanks. in our next hour we'll speak with another republican candidate who did propose a flat tax, newt gingrich with us. time to speak with jeff glor who is over at the news desk. good morning, jeff. >> goodern mo morning to both of you. president obama is wrapping up his three-day western swing in colorado. jay leno asked the president if he's keeping tabs on his republican challengers. >> have you been watching the gop debates? >> i'm going to wait until everybody's voted off the island. >> really. once they narrow it down to one or two, i'll start paying attention. survivors are still being pulled from the rubble in turkey this morn rescuers found two teachers and a student alive
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today. that 2-week-old baby rescued yesterday is in the hospital in good condition, we're told this morning. at least 4 of60 people did die in sunday's earthquake
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well for five years it's been controversy over a government recommendation that girls should have the hpv vaccine to prevent cervical cancer. >> this morning advisory panel is asking boys should get that vaccine, too. >> the number one std in the u.s. and at least 50% of sexually active people will get it at some point in their lives. >> dr. michael smith is chief medical editor at web md and has more on that recommendation. why now are they saying that boys should also get this vaccine? boys that are 11 and 12 years
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old? >> due to an accumulation of evidence. we now know it is just as beneficial in boys as it is in girls. for girls, obviously, the primary benefit is cervical cancer and in boys the benefit is larger than that. take, for example, neck cancer due to hpv infection. it's probably going to surpass hpv-related cervical cancer by 2025. again, it shows really a great benefit for boys as well. >> is part of this a recommendation so when boys become sexually active the transmission rate is reduced with women and young men. >> only about 30% of young women and girls have gotten hpv vaccine. if that number were over 50%, we probably wouldn't have to worry about boys but we're talking about a community effect. by vaccinating boys now as well as girls, we're getting a larger effect and we'll see more complications. >> just mentioning the vaccine
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is highly controversial and also very expensive. what is the thinking. is it something that parents are going to agree to or you see this of more of an uphill battle? >> expect we'll see a similar issue in boys over time hopefully more and more parents will realize the benefit, but i suspect it's going to be a continued challenge. to really get parents to understand the benefits and a sexually transmitted disease and thinking of that for an 11 or 12-year-old is just really difficult for a parent. >> thank you very much. for more on recommendations go and search hpv vac even. still ahead this morning, american manufacturers making it big in china. >> one successful entrepreneur will tell us why he chose to build his business there as opposed to here in the states. this is "early show" on cbs.
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instead he's back at school. kylie irving just played one year, but he's also planned to get his college degree. >> that was a big thing for him when he was a little kid. not the only player now taking classes instead of taking it easy. waiting to see how all this works out. iole you'll meet him and get more of his story. this is "early show" on cbs. parlor french fondue tex-mex fro-yo tapas puck chinese takeout taco truck free range chicken pancake stack baked alaska 5% cash back. right now, get 5% cash back at restaurants. it pays to discover. hershey's bliss.
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frank mallicoat ... a police chase in the east bay ended after an innocent man was good morning. :it's 7:25. time for news headlines in the bay area. i'm frank mallicoat. a police chase in the east bay ended after an innocent man was killed. concord police tried to stop a pickup driver for illegally talking on a cell phone. the truck took off slammed into a car near highway 242. the driver of that car was killed. the suspect ran away but was quickly arrested. some "occupy" protestors were hurt in clashes with oakland police yesterday. officers firing tear gas a number of times last night after ordering people to disperse. protestors are now allowed to use frank ogawa plaza just during the day but cannot camp out overnight. in san francisco, "occupy" protestors expect police to raid their camp sometime tonight. about 200 of them have been camping out in dozens of tents
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at justin herman plaza. they say they have received "you are subject to arrest" notices yesterday. the protestors may move their camp to a new location in the city. we'll have your traffic and weather coming right up. ♪ [ ukulele strumming ] ♪ [ folksy whistling ] [ man ] quitting is a fight you can't let yourself lose. it can take many tries. but keep trying, you will beat smoking. honey, you okay? yeah, i'm fine. ♪ [ ukulele ]
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really slow across the upper deck of the bay bridge. we had an accident on the skyway coming into san francisco westbound 80 by fifth street. it was an injury crash involving a motorcycle at one point blocking three lanes. everything is clear but it is jammed solid at least from the incline. and you can see here from behind the pay gates they are really cycling the metering lights slowly so they can get as few cars on the bridge as possible because things are backed up behind the metering lights. it is jammed solid to the macarthur maze. by the way, bart is on time. and the san mateo bridge is not looking too bad this morning. that is traffic. here's julie. >> well, we're watching the sunrise from our mount vaca skycam this morning, rising over a little bit of valley fog. and, yeah, we are seeing a little bit of patchy fog out there today. but that will mix out as we move on over the next few hours. temperatures warming up into the mid- to upper 70s for the warmest spots inland. 76 fairfield, 74 concord.
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ man, that is a gorgeous golden glow. welcome back to "the early show." i'm erica hill along with chris wragge. ahead, it is back to school for kyrie irving. the nba's number one draft pick should be making his debut next week, but the season is on hold thanks to that labor dispute. so he and dozens of other players have decided to go back to school. in class, instead of it the court although he is on the the court there with our mark strassmann. he is going to talk to us why he decided to go back to school and why it's important for him to keep working on a college degree but not to him, but his entire family, especially his dad. >> he is the richest student at duke right now. his not worth is about $25. most of you don't get to
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college without taking the s.a.t. some students are taking shortcuts such as six new yorkers accused of having someone else take the s.a.t. for them have done. we will tell you how students don't take advantage of this system. a huge scandal in new york the last few months. >> a pretty big name is being brought in to oversee all of that. before we get to that though, much more difficult for businesses to survive and thrive in the current economy. thousands of americans are finding a way to do it. they are just doing it 8 thousand miles away. >> such as the chinese are making it big in china. cbs news business and economics correspondent rebecca jarvis is here with that story as we continue the series of business overseas. how are you? >> this is a really interesting one. good morning. for some americans entrepreneurs it's the only way way they say they can live the american dream. traveling halfway around the world to take advantage of china's vast manufacturing resources and on our recent trip to china we spoke with one american businessman who says
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his company and all of its employees it employs in the united states wouldn't exist, if not for china. on the outskirts of shanghai you'll find hundreds of factories serving thousands of american entrepreneurs. >> trust me, we didn't wake up we would go 8,000 miles away and me disappearing so long from my family. >> his company employs about a hundred people back home but has access to an entire assembly line of workers in china. >> we work together. invest a lot in the manufacturing. >> reporter: dong lee owns ten manufacturing plants like this one all over china. the former teacher now employees over 15,000 people from technicians to engineers. >> we need to use a scale of people and experienced people. otherwise, we have a problem. >> reporter: what would it cost
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you to manufacturing a vehicle like that in the united states versus doing it here? >> there's not any real price advantage to us but it's because our volume and our size is such that we cannot justify them manufacturing construction. >> reporter: really, this is a matter of infrastructure for you? >> it's a matter of access to manufacturing. i could not personally afford to build a manufacturing facility. >> reporter: parts arrived from all over the world. some made in america to be assemblied at this factory in china. it's a fairly common practice and during our visit hummers were seen coming down opposite tomberlin's car. >> that takes a risk off your shoulders? >> no doubt about it and very scaleable and we can focus what we do best, which is developing the brand and the channel. >> reporter: that channel or work flow allows tomberlin to ship to locations where his cars are sold.
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like this dealership outside orlando, florida. sales for tomberlin's electrical vehicles have been risk though, he says his company is still too small to move manufacturing to the united states but maintains the ideas are completely home-grown. would you call yourself an american company? >> oh, absolutely. an american company that owns the brand and channel is to me far more important than just having 20 people turn wrenches somewhere in arkansas. >> reporter: for american interprau neuros china's draw. wages up in china 10% to 15% and shipping costs because of the high oil prices have risen and that increases the cost of doing business in china making it potentially somewhere down the road more attractive to do business here for businesses that could actually build out manufacturing. >> you talk about manufacturing. the president talking about revving up manufacturing in the
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states. anything you could see that i guess people can take away from what they see in china here in the states? >> one thing about the manufacturing in china is that it's very flexible. so we could see, for example, this hummer coming off the line right next to tomberlin's products in the same manufacturing facility whereas, here in the united states, you go to a manufacturing facility and for the most part, you see them making one thing, one brand, one type of thing. >> there you go. more things under one roof. >> exactly. >>
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just ahead if you were in a business where the average salary is $5 million, you may think, well, i don't need a college degree to go along with that. >> exactly what i thought. a teenage nba player who is a multimillionaire but still searching for his long time goals.
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the nba lockout has already canceled 100 games and threatens to wipe out hundreds more. more talks set for later today. >> we are not expecting much progress but while they talk and work on that other athletes are off playing in other countries and others are focusing on their mind. cbs news correspondent mark strassmann is here in the studio to tell us how the top draft pick is spending his time. nice to have you with here with us. >> it's a great story. we always hear you go to college to get a good job, right? well, the nba is full of college dropouts who are making millions of dollars and they could be sitting around waiting for the season to start playing video games or just hanging out.
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instead, kosdozens of them will heading back to school. >> the cleveland cavaliers select kyrie irving from duke university. >> reporter: kyrie irving was a 19-year-old instant millionaire. the nba's top overall pick in its draft as a freshman last june. >> when i shook the commissioner's hand i still remember the feeling. >> reporter: duke's dazzling point guard remembers something else. a promise he made to his father to get his college degree. his father starred in the nba for boston in the 1980s and graduated. while nba play is on hold indefinitely because of a labor dispute, irving is back on duke's campus taking four courses. is this something that dad wants you to do or is this something that you want to do? >> i think it's both honestly. it has to be both. >> reporter: it probably helps that you genuinely like the vibe on campus?
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>> i don't like the vibe. i love it. i love duke. i'm back here because i love it you know? because duke, duke is the place. >> reporter: in college basketball, this is the era of one and done. star players will leave their college court after one year on campus and never come back. never even look back. and for most of them even getting their college diploma one day is at best, a passing thought. 52 nba players right now are taking college courses during the league's labor dispute, including kevin love and russell westbrook at ucla stefan curry at davidson and tristan thompson. >> this is where it starts right here. the ball is tipped and everything is out the window. >> reporter: everything but the promise he made to his father. >> i just said to kyrie, listen if you decide to leave, you have to promise me that you'll get your degree in five years and he stuck to the pact and i
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commend him for being so young and having to actually stick to the game plan. >> reporter: irving knows some people don't get it. why go back? a job is waiting for him in a league where the average salary tops $5 million. because basketball is not going to last forever? >> no, not at all. i want to set my mark in the basketball world but, at the same time, me having a mark on the real world is something that i really want to do and me having my degree and when i'm finished playing this game i'll be able to do that. >> reporter: but for now he is another kid on campus shooting a commercial for nike with a guaranteed multimillion dollar payday. only 25% of nba players have their college degree. irving says he'll have his in five years because in his family, a promise is a promise. >> you have to remember duke. coach krzyzewski does not recruit dumb players. it's a tough school to get in
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whether you're a athlete or not. you have athletes like christian laettner. >> irving he's father told me he was in seventh grade and best player on a traveling team. his grades aren't there. his father pulled him off the team. the other parents were begging him, please let him play. no his dad said he has to get his grades. >> go terriers! and i'm definitely not a pushover. but i am a voter. so washington... before you even think about cutting my medicare and social security benefits... here's a number you should remember. 50 million. we are 50 million seniors who earned our benefits... and you will be hearing from us... today and on election day. ♪ ♪
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cheating scandal in new york city suburb of great neck. >> we are taking step we can to make sure the test has integrity and no child is cheating on the test which hurts the other test-takers. >> reporter: a 19-year-old student, sam echesoff was taking the s.a.t. for students for more than $2,500 a person. the president of the nassau county new york school supts was not surprised. >> this has to be going on for years. not the first time students created a fraudulent i.d. to take a test. >> reporter: now the new york state legislature is vegging. >> not a new york state problem, this is a national problem. >> reporter: they scott farber runs a test prep company and some of his students live in great neck. >> i think what we wind up seeing in terms of behavior and
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cheating and staying up way too late and getting incredibly nervous and breaking down in tears they are 16 and 17. it's not fair for them to internalize all of that pressure but they keep hearing the drum beat day after day after day. >> reporter: the college board is hiring former fbi director louie freeh to review the critics. people say that is overkill and all that is necessary is to have students take the tests at their own schools. jim axelrod, cbs news new york. >> perfect example, there are no shortcuts. >> no. >> he is in trouble and these kids that paid the money to have him take the test forget about it. >> paying the price a long time for that one. still to come republican presidential candidate n newt gingrich is with us to talk about the campaign and his ideas and where the country is headed.
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good morning, it's 7:55. i'm grace lee with your cbs 5 headlines. the oakland unified school board is expected to decide this evening whether to close five campuses to cut costs. we have a list of the elementary schools schools proposed for closure by the superintendent. lakeview, lazear, maxwell park, marshall and santa fe. two others will be considered. alameda was considering closing their only animal shelter because of budget deficits but under a new plan local volunteers will take over operation from the city. and a local congressman is leading a drive to impose a tax on fossil fuel producers and importers. democrat pete stark of fremont says that the carbon emissions tax would cut the federal
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deficit by a half trillion dollars. analysts say that the odds are stacked against it passing. we'll have your traffic and weather coming right up.
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unfortunately it is backed up behind the pay gates of the bay bridge toll plaza. those metering lights have been cycling slowly. it's because of an accident that's been cleared now for, gosh about 45 minutes. it was westbound 80 on the skyway, an injury crash involving a motorcycle.
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it messed up the bay bridge commute. all the approaches are jammed up. 80, 580, and 880 backed up well beyond the maze. also, pretty slow come out of downtown san jose. just your usual stuff here in those northbound lanes of 280. and westbound 237 pretty sluggish as well from 880 to about zanker road. by the way, if you are looking for an alternate to the bay bridge, san mateo fine, bart, all trains on time. that's traffic. here's julie. >> weeking up to some dense patchy fog -- waking up to some dense patchy fog throughout the bay area but will mix out making way for plenty of sunshine and warmer temperatures. outside now temperatures in the 40s and 50s in many location, warming up significantly into the 70s, mid-70s for fairfield, concord and livermore. a bit cooler in pacifica and san francisco in the mid- to upper 60s. as we look forward to the rest of your workweek, however, temperatures continue to climb. upper 70s by this weekend and staying nice through monday.
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♪ look at that. top the hour here on a wednesday morning. welcome back to "the early show." a beautiful shot of central park right there. west side of the city looking good. >> yes. >> looking real good. hopefully you're off to a good start of your day. coming up, more on the life of steve jobs. since he died, we told you how apple's ceo was a brilliant and demanding boss and had a private life that got a little messy at times. walter isaacson will be here to talk more about the apple founder and talking a shop very few people get to go, top secret. >> a dream start for the dream
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liner. after years of delays boeing's new 787 made its first passenger flight this morning and one of those people on board said he paid more than, get this, $33,000 for his ticket just to be aboard that first flight. so was it worth $33,000? we will find out what it's like to ride on the groundbreaking new jet. i don't know if any plane ride is worth 33 grand. >> for 30% larger windows, i would say it's probably worth it. >> you have to pay a premium. first, to politics. the hard-fought republican presidential race, last night on tonight show, jay leno asked president obama if he has been following the campaign. >> i'm going to wait until everybody is voted off the island. >> really? [ applause ] >> once they narrow it down to one or two, i'll start paying attention. >> the latest cbs news/"the new york times" poll shows 70% of voters are paying attention to the race.
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the poll also shows that former house speaker newt gingrich is in third place behind herman cain and mitt romney. mr. speaker, nice to have you with us again. there have been a number of things that have come out this week from presidential candidates and president obama. i want to get your take on a couple of things. first news of the day this morning when we talk about student loan debt which, as you know, is growing in this country. second only to mortgage debt for most americans. some proposals out this morning from the president to push things along to ease student loan debt. for many people they look at debt as a hindrance to being able to spend and we know that drives this economy. how important is tackling student loan debt when it comes to addressing the issue of this economy? >> well, i think it's very important if you're the student who is involved. i think for the general economy, it's not, but i also think it's time for a serious look at why has higher education become so dramatically more expensive. people talk about the cost of health care.
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the fact is higher education has gone up year after year after year. one projection by 2014 one administrator or clerk for every teacher on university campuses and college campuses. that is a blow that students have to pay off. maybe they can borrow the money right now, but everybody knows that hangs over them for 10 or 15 years. so i think there is a real issue here to talk about how do we make higher education dramatically less expensive. >> the cost of a public education is up 8.3%. is this still a wise investment, do you think, for folks? a number of people aren't just college graduates but people being after laid off in economy to find a degree to find a new job. >> i suggest we hire retraining so people who get unemployment compensation also are able to go and get retrained during the same time. there are millions of people
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team who are getting unemployment some 2.5 to 3 million are getting it for 99 weeks and along enough they can get an associate degree for the length of time they are unemployed. i think things we can do to think retraining for adults and children. why is education going up 8% a year? what are the factors that lead to that? and is it really fair to young people or, for that matter people going back to school to give them inflated price to borrow the money in the short run, you have to pay the money back and that is a big burden. >> there has been a lot of talk about your fellow candidates in this race. it has been described as a fiery debate the last debate. you have been speaking about the name calling going on between your fellow candidates, particularly perry and romney. why can't people get along?
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>> i don't know how much of that is their consultants advising them and how much of that is real. you have to have some sense of maturity and some sense of seriousness at a time when we have massive unemployment, huge deficits, serious foreign policy and national security problems, and i felt it hurt everybody to have bickering the way that was going on in that particular debate. i hope it's not going to be repeated. overall, i think the debates have been very helpful but i think the american people deserve us to act in a responsible and mature way. >> luckily for you, you have a few more debates coming up. have you had any specific conversations with them about the bickering? because you have been very public in your displeasure with it. >> well, no. i think what i've said in public is pretty clear and i have a hunch both of them have read it. everybody has got to do what they think is best in order to try to serve the country. i just think i'm looking forward to one-on-one on the dialogue i and herman cain will have on november 5th. i think a good model and the difference in the approach in
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the way you can have a conversation and you can disagree about details but you don't have to be disagreeable. i think people are pretty sick of the lack of civility not just in the debates but they watch washington and watch gridlock and a president who is more comfortable in leno than he is in trying to govern the country and i think people are looking for mature leadership that will help some of these problems. >> people are fed up as we know and we see this with the occupy wall street protests. a latest poll finds 46% of americans their view reflects a sentiment they share. you have outspoken comments for people behind occupy wall street. you don't think it's a great move and you don't see what their point is. yet, a number of americans say they are behind it. >> look. i think if you say do you agree
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you should be angry, i'm with them. we ought to be angry when you look at, for example, the fix that has been in for some of the big boys, the amount of billions of dollars that have been given out. you look at the secrecy of the federal reserve. you look at bernanke in charge of hundreds of billions of dollars of your money, people have a right to be angry. my question for the occupy wall street group is what is their message some frankly if you look at some of the signs and listen to some of the interviews there is a frightening level of anti-semitism in some of these gatherings. fundamentally different than the tea party. the tear party people are studying the constitution and studying the declaration of independence and trying to find what made america great. the occupy wall street crowd, frankly, strike me, on occasion, as taking their anger and turning it into a justification for vandalism and violence or frankly vulgarity that doesn't advantage the ball, it doesn't get us into a better future. >> some would say those are the actions of a few. we have to leave it there, sir. appreciate your time this morning. >> thank you. >> let's go over to jeff glor at the news desk with a check of
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today's other headlines for us. >> thanks. president obama is in denver this morning where he will announce new plan for student loan relief. erica was talking a bit about this with newt gingrich and move up a payment on federal student loans from 2014. it will also allow borrowers with multiple government loans to consolidate them into one. the white house says the changes is will carry no extra cost to taxpayers. a report out this morning says the average cost of attending a state college now tops a record $17,000 a year. in turkey this morning, more dramatic rescues from the rubble left by sunday's earthquake. two college teachers and a student were found alive. and hospital authorities this morning report that 14-day-old baby rescued yesterday is in good condition. a mexican drug suspect awaiting trial in chicago is making a startling claim insisting he can't be prosecuted because he worked as an informant and had a secret immunity deal with the u.s. government. here is the story. >> reporter: prosecutors say
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this man oversaw drug running on a massive scale into the u.s. now behind bars and a maximum security prison in chicago he is making his own explosive accusations that u.s. government agents have been aiding mexico's cartel and even tipping off leaders on how to avoid capture. his court filings claim federal dea agents gave him, guzman and other leaders carte blanche to operate their drug business without interference as long as they snitched on other cartels. for years, his attorney argues that they captured rivaled and chief rival is the zetas. this man doesn't buy the claim that dea promised immunity. >> we do not have the power to offer immunity.
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>> reporter: in court documents, prosecutors do admit they had a signed cooperation agreement with a different cartel leader. it was with castro. starting as early as 2004, loya passed information from dea to cartel leaders including the one man on trial, zimbata saying they dismissed a major case against loya and not active prosecute their leadership. jordan says any agreement with cartel leader is important but may be deemed necessary. >> it's probably a matter of trying to get inside or closer intelligence to the whole mexican federation as we call
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coming up next for most of us a high five is no big deal but for one man it was a major, major milestone. >> he is the first person to control a bionic arm with his mind and you'll see his inspiring story just ahead. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. h his mind. a story you'll see on the "early show" on cbs.
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if your asthma does not improve or gets worse. ask your doctor if dulera can help you breathe easier. ♪ ♪ ." in this morning's "h in this morning's healthwatch, new hope for the disabled. researchers at the university of pittsburgh wanted to see if paralyzed patients could move robotic limbs using nothing but their mind. >> combining mind and machine could improve the lives of millions of people. jeff glor here with one man's story. >> hi guys. very inspiring stuff. tim hemmes part of a clinical trial that lasted 30 days. as you can see, what was accomplished is giving new hope to spinal cord patients around the world. lifting your child on your lap, a simple move most take for
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granted. for many spinal cord patients, it's something they only dream of. >> i saw my mom reached down and pick my daughter up and realized, i can't do that. that was very hard for me knowing that that may never happen again. i had to do whatever it took at the time to do that again. >> reporter: so this month tim hemmes became the first man ever to control a bionic arm with his mind. >> is it "star trek" like? maybe a little bit. but this is something i did, so it's not a movie, this is reality. >> reporter: tim always pushed himself to stay active played hockey, loved being outdoors loved riding his motorcycle. but it was a motorcycle accident on july 11th 2004 that left him a quadriplegic. >> last thing i was doing before my accident was putting my daughter to bed. i laid her down and went out for a bike ride that night. it was a beautiful night. and a deer jumped out in front
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of me. i was doing about 20 miles an hour. i had a helmet on and that's basically what saved my life. >> reporter: alive but the life he knew was gone. tim spent months in a nursing home before realizing he need add way to connect to his family. his daughter jay lee, his mother and girlfriend. realizing prosthetics would allow him to test whether or not brain signals could stimulate movement in a robotic arm. up until this point, robotic prosthetic arms required muscle contractions to trigger a tiny computer to make the arm function. now doctors hope by inserting continuetiny electrodes in the brain paralyzed patients will do more. in the lab tim discovered how tough it may be. >> trying to move my arm left trying to think left the word, anything.
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once we were able to train the computer that type of signal meant left it started to go left. the computer was understanding what my brain was telling it. >> he got to the point where he could hit 12 out of 16 targets. that wasn't good enough for him. we had to keep going. >> reporter: then on the second to last day, as seen in this video, tim was able to reach out and give one of the scientists a high five. >> there you go. nice. >> the first reach was sort of this scientific triumph. the second reach had an emotional component to it. >> i want to hold you. >> wait a minute. it was this is his moment. this is their moment. i'm going to be quiet and let this happen. >> it was something hydraulic and plastic and metal, but i put it there. that was very emotional.
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it was something very personal and something that i'll take with me for the rest of my life because i just reached out and grabbed somebody after seven years. >> today tim still depends on his loved ones for his basic needs but he believes that what was accomplished is the first step to gaining back his independence. >> reporter: so was i ambitious? hell yeah, i was ambitious. i want to get my life back. i have a goal. i have an end goal and this the first step. >> now that tim has proven this form of brain stimulation can work the plan is to test additional patients. but just thinking about it putting electrodes in the brain. >> it's amazing. that whole scientific part is just fascinating and it boggles the mind. but i have to say the best part of the story was when you see the close-up of his face and he's able to reach out. you could see it in his face how much that meant to him.
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>> when he talks about as a parent not being able to pick up his child. >> you can't imagine not being able to hug your child. >> yeah. >> great ending shot too, with his daughter. thank you, jeff. just ahead flying to hong kong and flying into the history books. you'll meet a passengers who just landed after being on the first commercial flight of boeing's 787 dreamliner promising lots of bells and whistles. we'll find out if it delivered. you're watching the "early show" on cbs. >> announcer: cbs healthwatch sponsored by prego. enjoy the sweet and savory taste of preg okayo. [ thinking ] i wonder what other questionable choices i've made? [ '80s dance music plays ] [ sighs ] [ male announcer ] choose taste. choose prego.
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coming up steve jobs was the trail blazing innovator of high tech and most of his important work was done behind doors. >> walter isaacon the author that jobs trusted to write his story got to go behind the scenes. he had rare access not only to
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the steve jobs at work but also to steve jobs and his personal life and it is something that more and more people are learning about
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occupy protesters are preppi good morning, everyone. it's 8:25. let's get you caught up on some of the bay area headlines. "occupy" protestors prepping for another big demonstration in oakland tonight. that's after officers fired tear gas into the crowd last night injuring several people. about 80 people were arrested at the encampment yesterday morning. on the website protestors promise to return to the frank ogawa plaza again tonight. san jose hosting another funeral for a hells angels member this saturday. this time, it's by invitation only though. family and friends will pay their final respects to steve tausan shot and killed this month at a funeral for jeffrey pettigrew. the suspect in tausan's murder still at large. a disaster drill planned this morning at san francisco international airport starts in 30 minutes from now. more than a dozen agencies and
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organizations all involved. they will pretend a commercial jetliner crashed in san mateo county with some survivors to be treated. we'll have your traffic and weather coming right up.
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good morning. amtrak delays on th capitol corridor line. train number 523 is delayed
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between hayward and fremont. we're making phone calls now so we're not sure about injuries. but again train number 523 capitol corridor amtrak line, that is delayed this morning between hayward and fremont. outside a live look hard to see, this is the golden gate bridge this morning. want to let you know it's still slow through san rafael, southbound 101 an accident cleared to the shoulder near the san rafael exit. foggy and backed up on 280 out of downtown san jose and the bay bridge still backed up well into the maze after an earlier accident on the skyway. you mentioned the fog, we're biding our time this morning waiting for it to mix out. in the meantime, there is patchy fog really at various location throughout the bay area. coastal fog, valley fog, it will mix out. and it will make way for sunshine later today. 76 in fairfield, 74 concord and livermore. 72 redwood city and 69 in san francisco. sunshine the story for the rest of the week and temperatures into the upper 70s.
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♪ welcome back to "the early show." half past the hour on your wednesday morning. i'm erica hill along with chris wragge. ahead, a plane landed in hong kong this morning. probably that would make news. it happens every day. it did three years behind schedule. >> lots of gas on that plane. >> no one was all that upset. it was the first passenger service for boeing's 787 dream
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liner. it is supposed to be much more fuel-efficient. we will ask a passenger on that plane what the 787 is really like. the man, by the way, also flew on the first trip of the airbus 380 and boeing's 747 debut a few years ago so a few notches on the first belt. >> he knows planes. more than 40 years after it was brought to earth a teeny bit of moon rock is causing big problems for a california grandmother. it was taken from her when she tried to sell it and insists it was given to her husband when he worked on the apolicy bow missions years ago. the fed arrested her years ago but she was never charged with a crime. how could you arrest this woman? >> we will find out. steve jobs was a ceo, a innovator and a perfectist and a very private person and may be one of the reasons many are fascinated with anything about steve jobs especially with his death three weeks ago. >> walter isaacson is with us.
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you have been a popular man this week. how has the week been for you? how has it been received the reviews? >> it's been nice. people are very interested in steve because the way he was both emotional and private, but that emotionalism connected to all of his products. so i think the personality, the products, the company, they are all kind of intertwined because of the passion he had, the passion for perfection. you see it in sort of everything he did. >> yeah. i think the one thing people are really starting to see is a different side of stefs that a lot of people didn't know. i think people knew he would be abrasive at times but you are hearing the stories now you were able to collect 40 different interviews with him, was it? >> yeah. it put into context that abrasiveness. what is the point of doing things like that?creating a team of a-players. he said if i'm doing that you
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get the bozo explosion and mediocre people who don't believe they can do the impossible. he had to round them with some of his friends called the reality distortion field. he made people believe they could do the impossible and when do you that you make a dent in people's feelings but also a dent in the universe. >> your access in so many ways was impressive but you also knew him for, what 30 years? he asked you to write this biography. when he came to you and asked you to do that were you surprised at all? >> it was a casual conversation in the summer of 2004. we were talking. i had been at "time" magazine so he was a friend of mine when he had a product out and sort of forget me in between. he said why don't you do a biography of me? i said you're a young man like me, 20 30 years ahead of you maybe a couple of decades before you retire. his wife really pushed this project. around 2009 when he had his liver transplant she said you really ought to get on it and i
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realized what an opportunity it would be. >> a huge opportunity. interesting, too as you come into this project. you know at this point his health is not great. and you know ultimately what is going to happen and as i understand it, he said to you not long before he died and one of your last conversations i know there is going to be a lot of stuff in your book i won't like. do you think there is much in here he would be unhappy with? >> i wanted him to read it. i kind of thought, until that last conversation he said don't worry, i won't read it right when it comes out because i don't want to get mad at you, but i'll read it in a year if i can. and i thought, well, that's good, you know because he was always staying one step ahead of that and that magical thinking we talked about. i got wrapped into it. i thought, okay he is going to read it a year from now. i'm sure there would have been stuff he wouldn't have liked, but he understood and talked often about why he was brutal or tough to people and i hope i put that into context. >> you had an opportunity to see some of the kind of the hidden rooms that no one has access to, some of the designers and what not.
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what were you able to see back there that no one has really had an opportunity to see? >> the thing that distinguishes apple is design. it connects art to the technology. he always loved to say that. and if you go through the design studio which is this wonderful ground floor studio overseen by johnny ives who was steve's spiritual partner at apple, you see these tables all laid out that have foam and other models of future products so that steve jobs could walk around and fondle them and that tactile you'd take y mac book air there. you want to feel you can scoop it with one hand so it has to be curved right here. he'd take a product and say it's not friendly enough. that is something most techies don't do say it's not friendly enough, i have to be able to fondle it. >> his private life so private, as we know. >> yeah. >> whenever anyone passes there is that thirst for information what was this guy like and what
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was his family like. one of the reasons i understand he wanted you to do this book is he wanted his kids to know him better. in that process of doing the interviews with him, did it prompt him to share more with his children knowing he didn't have that much time left? >> the end of his life he has four wonderful children they are all with them. there are times he probably would not have won father of the year trophy because he was more focused on his work. when he wasn't working, he was at that kitchen table they had with his family. >> what do you think ultimately he would have said his ultimate achievement was? was it apple? and changing people's lives or was it his family? >> oh, i think his family was a part of it. really, i think his achievement in the flow of history because he had great buddhist training is the creation of apple as a company. he felt that you had to have a place where creativity and engineering could be brought together not just for an air
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book or an ipod or an iphone, but for a generation or two and i think creating that company with the dna instilled in it was his greatest creation. >> apple tv something we can maybe see coming up? >> i didn't put it all in the book because i felt that was in some ways private how he cracked the code and what he thought. he transformed seven industries you know, from the music industry to publishing. i think if he had lived another ten years, he would have transformed seven more. >> quickly. they say maybe you were too close to have that critical view. do you agree with him? >> yeah. i got emotionally bonded to him and while there will probably be other eyebiographies in other decades. it is very hard to get to know somebody that well without having, especially somebody like steve jobs without having an emotional connection.
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>> it's a great read. i'm not done with it because it's really long but so far, so good. >> walter thank you very much. the biography steve jobs is now in book stores and online as well. here is jeff glor at the news desk with a final check of today's other headlines for us. 38 minutes past the hour. >> good morning. new video this morning of what appears to be the funeral of moammar gadhafi. these pictures released by dubai television station and show three coffins and one said to be gadhafi and another of his son. they were taken to the desert
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this morning, boeing's long awaited 787 dream liner jumbo jet made its first passenger trip from tokyo to hong kong. boeing's say the 787 will save airlines lots of money on fuel but what is it like to ride in this new aircraft? thomas lee was on board this morning's maiden flight and joins us from hong kong this morning. thomas, good morning to you. it was three years in the waiting but what was it like? was it worth the wait? >> well, good morning, chris. it was absolutely worth the wait. it was a spectacular experience on board. everybody had a fantastic time. >> so what are some of the improvements passengers will notice right off the bat when they board this airliner? >> well, you certainly can't miss the significantly larger windows. everybody on the plane no matter where you're seated can see outside the aircraft. that is spectacular. the light system are leds and it
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can create millions of colors. they demonstrated for us a rainbow effect in the plane that was really incredible. they can go from dawn to dunk, that type of thing. it is pressured at a much lower altitude with humidification and you feel better throughout the flight and when you land at your destination, you also feel better. significant improvements in cabin technology. >> as far as some of the things people won't notice now. we talk about it being much more fuel-efficient jetliner. what are some of the nuances with this 787 that will make it a better aircraft? >> well, you mentioned the fuel-efficiency. 20% improvement is absolutely incredible. there's the vacuum system way systems has a lid down flush technology and extremely quiet and loses qaruses far less water. many improvements on this
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aircraft. >> you were on the boeing 747 and the airbus and now this aircraft. where does building one rank? >> well, i would put this one equal with the others. it's very difficult to compare it and contrast. they are all interesting and spectacular and breakthrough technology that air own way. 747 was the first wide body airplane so that was awesome. the 8380 first double decker. all thrilling experiences and i wouldn't miss it for more. >> your flight is boarding so grab your bag and get on board. thanks so much. now from jet liners to a story straight from outer space. a california woman wanted to sell a tiny piece of moon rock dust she has owned for nearly 40 years. >> it could be worth more than a million dollars. she tried to make that deal in may. and then she was confronted by government agents. national correspondent ben tracy
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has more on the story that is now just coming to light. >> i just walked over. >> reporter: 74-year-old california grandmother jo dunn ann davis thought she was going to her local denny's for a simple business transaction but it ugly. >> something is pulling me from the back and pulling me out of the booth and have a hollywood of me pretty donor good. the force was ununnecessary on my part because i'm like 110. i'm 4'11". >> reporter: she expected to sell a tiny speck of moon rock encase inside a paper weight she claims was given to her space engineer husband 40 years ago but after she contacted nasa to see if they could help her find a buyer, federal agents set up a sting at this deniys and suspected she was dealing in stolen government property. >> it's not stolen. i know it and they know it too but how else are they going to credit themselves with how they took it? i mean, how do they justify it?
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>> reporter: nasa declined to comment on an ongoing investigation, yet five months after being detained and questioned for two hours, davis still hasn't been charged with anything. >> there's no such law that moon rocks belong to the federal government. there are laws about stealing from the federal government and i understand that. if anybody could show that these moon rocks were stolen from the federal government that's a different color but they haven't shown that. >> reporter: davis claims the agents bruised her arm and tailbone during the incident but the emotional wounds are far worse. >> i felt humiliated. i felt -- this may not be proper on to say, but i felt raped. i really did. >> reporter: at this point, davis simply wants nasa to return what she feels is her property, but she does have an attorney and they are considering legal action of their own. ben tracy, cbs news, los angeles. still to come on "the early show," the situation comedy is
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back from "two and a half men" to "two broke girls" prime time is laugh riot. there had been a little break from the laughs for a while.
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♪ less an decade ago, the sitcom wasn't looking so hot for the networks. even critics declared tv comedy dead. >> always good for a laugh. >> i know! >> cbs correspondent mo rocca, funny is making a very big examineback. >> i guess now is as good a time as any. [ screaming ] >> reporter: "two and a half men" kicked of hits ashton kutcher. the rating are still up 44%.
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>> yum yum, yum! like this. look. >> reporter: emmy winning best winning "family" is up 25%. >> drop it. >> in its seventh season, "how i met your mother" has risen 19%. >> because i got to know. >> ready to order? >> i'd like a seven-day course of penicillin and syrup to induce vomiting and a mint. >> i didn't understand. >> he drank from leonard's glass easement words they will be carving into my tombstone. >> reporter: the "big bang theory" is up 10% and the fox's "new girl." >> this is caroline. >> care a lee? >> caroline! >> reporter: abc's "last man standing." >> just concern yourself with this area right here!
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>> reporter: and cbs breakout "two broke girls." >> why don't you just say yes to his friend request? >> because i never check facebook? some girl i worked with in 2005 says it's raining? >> it is kind of a bummer. mo rocca is along with us. and dalton ross assistant managing editor of entertainment weekly. what is it about tv comedy so great right now? do we all need a laugh these days, mo? >> oh, gosh. i think the idea that the bad economy is driving us to sitcoms is an interesting idea. i wish it were true. i just don't think it is. >> what is it then? >> i think people are a little bit sick of procedural dramas and hopefully a lot sick of reality tv. it's cadavers and kardashian. we've had enough of them. >> that was kind of the reason a lot of sitcoms went by the wayside because there was such a
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strong play with reality television for that period of time. >> that was definitely part of "survivor" and "american idol" jumped on the scene and people were fascinated by that but a lot of other reasons. i'll give you a few of them. "baby bob" daddy owe, cave men. the golden age of cruddy comedy a while there. >> is it about the writing? do we have a better crop of writers now or is it also that networks and studios are recognizing they are good and trying to put them back on tv? >> i think it comes down to the writing. chuck lori has three camera live studio audience and traditional and then modern family and the office and 30 rock and very different shows. eventually, it's going to come down to writing. >> yeah. the single camera comedies are probably half of the new hits and that style has only been around a decade. i think "modern family" really pushed it into mass appeal at this point. >> what is the formula, though?
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you see all of these shows, "modern family," "two broke girls" and "mike and molly." you can't see here is a blueprint. >> i think movie comedies are still largely about slumpy guys with impossible by hot girlfriends without any discernible personality. so the sitcoms a lot of these sitcoms have fun li women like tina fey and melissa mccarthy. >> melissa mccarthy on the cover of "entertainment" magazine. she is someone you want to root for too. >> she a really great person. she has been around a while and now having success. the thing about melissa mccarthy she can do it all. outrageous character on "bridesmaids." >> talk about a funny character! >> right there? >> she stole that movie. she was by far the best character in the movie.
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>> like vomiting lava. >> we saw her on "saturday night live." she can do it all. >> women can do it all! >> oh! >> in case you're wondering. >> if you were to sit back and say this is my breakthrough comedy, do you have a favorite? like maybe not the emmy award winning "modern family." >> i like the new girls. i think zoe is great. the guys on the show are funny as well. >> shii think "two broke girls" is great. they need to find a way back. i know he is did. >> to "two broke girls"? >> no to "two and a half men." >> i'm sensing something here. i'm sensing emmy. you two should write the reincarnations specials. >> all about the writers and the actors give them the credit when they win the award. it's brilliant on some of these shows and one thing you notice off the bat. >> the writing is bullet proof on a lot of these shows, that's
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true. >> great to have you guys here. >> thank you. that is going to do it for
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mallicoat, with your c-b-s five headlines... one man killed following a police chase in concord. stop a pick-up good morning. it's 8:55. i'm frank mallicoat with your cbs 5 headlines. one man killed following a police chase in concord. officers tried to stop a pickup driver for illegally talking on a cell phone. the truck took off, slammed into another car near highway 242 and killed the driver of that car. the suspect ran away but was quickly arrested. an arrest has not stopped the "occupy san jose" protests. officers arrested 7 people yesterday. police say an unemployed man who scaled the wall outside city hall will be left alone at least for now. but when he decides to come down, he will likely be arrested on illegal camping and trespass charges. and in san francisco, "occupy" protestors expect police to raid their camp tonight. about 200 of them have been camping out in dozens of tents after justin herman plaza.
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they say they all received you are subject to arrest notices yesterday. got your traffic and weather coming up after this. stay with us.
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good morning. first, we're going to check in with chopper 5 and they are live over the bay bridge this morning. the metering lights are of course still on. and you can see there is a backup behind those pay gates
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jammed solid from at least the first overcrossing but there actually is a big improvement from earlier, when it was jammed solid through the macarthur maze at all the approaches. we are still dealing with delays on amtrak capitol corridor line. in the 7:00 hour, just before 8:00, train number 523 hit a car on the tracks leaving the hayward area. still waiting for more details from amtrak official, but once again, there are delays on amtrak train 523 on the capitol corridor line between hayward and fremont. that's traffic. here's julie. >> we are anxiously awaiting this fog starting to mix out. we are seeing some coastal fog and a little bit of valley fog as well this morning. temperatures starting out pretty chilly but we will warm things up as we move throughout the day. highs later today in the mid- 70s inland. 76 fairfield. 74 concord and livermore. cooler at the coast, 65 pacifica. 69 san francisco. expect more of the same through the workweek upper 70s by the time we reach this weekend.
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